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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Facts About Antarctica Melting Ice

1)   In Antarctica, if all the ice are melted, then the sea levels of the world would rise about sixty one  meters which is 200 feet.

2)   The main ice in Antarctica covered landmass of 90% of the world at the South Pole and 70% of its fresh water.

3)   The specific region has been continuously warming over past 30 years. Antarctic Peninsula, in particular, one of the fastest warming place on our planet.

4)   As per U.S.Environmental Protection Agency(EPA), the sea level increased from 6 to 8 inches, which is 15 to 20 cm in the past 100 years, due to the melting of Antarctica ice.

5)   The West Antarctic Ice Sheet, is about the size of Greenland, which contains 10 % of all the ice in Antarctica.

6)   The research for 40 years of satellite images of West Antarctic ice, which have been noticed that there is a rapid ice loss for the past few decades.

7)   The positive information which we have is that the average temperature around Antarctica is -37°C, hence there is no danger of melting ice.

8)   Data collected from space by NASA's Grace satellite shows that the Antarctica is losing more than a 100 cubic km (24 cubic miles) of ice each year from 2002.

9)   We have a question that how that's possible for surface melting to decrease, but for the continent to lose mass anymore? The answer for this is the fact that the ice could flow without melting.

10) In the year 1995, the Inter governmental Panel on Climate Change declared a report that the sea level is increasing by 20 inches. 20 inches is not a smallest amount, it could have a big impact on coastal cities during storms.

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